Management of Episiotomy Wound with KarpuradiMalahara-A Pilot Study

Gayathri Bhat N.V, Ramya H

Abstract


Episiotomy is a surgical planned incision given on the perineum and posterior vaginal wall during second stage of labor.Considering episiotomy wound as ChhinnaVrana, KarpuradiMalaharahaving action of VranaRopanawas applied in this condition to evaluate its role in management of this wound. Five cases with sutured episiotomy wound following vaginal delivery were treated with anfolklore ointment (Anubhuta Yoga) named as KarpooradiMalahara comprising of Karpura,Lodhra, Haridra and Ghee. 7 days application of this ointment (withoutadministering antibiotics and analgesics) provided considerable improvement in wound healing and reduction in pain.

Key words: Episiotomy, China Vrana, Karpuradi-Malahara


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